Dressage AGM & CONFERENCE 2020

The 2020 Dressage NZ AGM on 19th July attracted sixty – five Zoom registrants interested in the future of our sport

Board members retiring by rotation were the Performance and Development Officer, Linda Warren-Davey and Marketing & Comms Manager, Michelle Zielazo. Chair Scott McKenna paid tribute to Linda and Michelle for their input and commitment to Dressage during their term

Taranaki’s Alicia Cameron was formally appointed as Marketing & Comms Board member and Christine Weal (Waikato) elected as Performance and Development Officer, both for a three-year term.  Thank you to Bill Noble for also accepting nomination as the Performance and Development Officer, and to applicants for the Marketing & Comms portfolio.   Dressage is privileged to have had such strong interest from experienced members for these roles. Bill remains as a co-opted member of the Performance Committee.

Welcome to Alicia and Christine

Alicia Cameron (Taranaki)

Alicia has worked in various marketing roles over the past 10 years so brings a depth of marketing and communications experience to this role. In particular she has done a lot of work in  sponsorship, branding and event management. She previously showjumped and was heavily involved in Waitemata show jumping shows before making the switch to dressage a couple of years ago. She has been playing round at level 1 and 2 recently with green horses and just bought a level 5 schoolmaster to learn and gain further experience on.

Alicia has been event manager for the Bates National Dressage Championships and is a currently the Event Co-ordinator on the Dressage Taranaki committee

 Christine Weal (Waikato)

Christine is passionate about the development of dressage. She has been on the Performance and Development Committee for a year and now takes over as Chair. Christine is an ESNZ Performance Coach and ESNZ High Performance Futures Squad member on Schindlers Liszt.  She has trained in Europe at Performance Sales International, Jean Bemmelmans, Stefan Van Ingelgem, Jenny Loristen-Clarke and Dr Ricky McMillian (Aus). Christine is an active member and Vice-President of Dressage Waikato.  

Dressage Board 2020-21

Scott McKenna (Chair), Sarah Hazlewood (Finance & Vice Chair), Sue Hobson (Judges Officer) Andra Mobberley (Technical) Alicia Cameron (Marketing & Comms) Christine Weal (Performance & Development)


Performance & Development

Christine Weal (Chair), Margs Carline (Chair of Selectors) Kellie Hamlett (Riders Rep) Bill Noble (co-opted) Coach Rep (Vacancy)

 Young Rider Convenors
Cathy Vennell (NI) and Lynda Dann (SI)


Sue Hobson (Chair), Mura Love, Judith Cunningham (re- appointed until 2023). Lesley Jacobsen and Michelle Paterson (co-opted until 2021)

Riders Reps

Jody Hartstone (NI) & Jude Nickolls (SI)

Dressage Steward General
Rachel McCallum

Full round up from the Conference & AGM